Seriously. What are you wearing right now? I’m still in my work clothes (nice jeans and a black v-neck t-shirt) but within minutes will be changing into old pajama bottoms and a tank top.
My training went super good — learned a lot, had a couple of fast one-on-ones, and talked about all the serious stuff too. Libraries are serious stuff, especially when they’re under-funded or de-funded entirely.
I will spare you the details, but please support your school, local and college libraries. Love Your Local Librarian. Ooh, I need to make up some new bumperstickers!
Also, read to the kids, and listen to them read. They will love it and you will, too. Especially if it’s this book. This is the funniest book the kindergartners and I have ever read in our lives. Tulip underpants!!! ROFLOAO!!!
For the weekend, we have planned too much, as always. I desperately seek my workplace on Monday a.m.’s just to get a break from Chaos That Is Our Weekend Schedule. Laundry, chores, yardwork, tomatoes. Book fairs, pumpkin patches, parties I am too tired to attend, church??? I wouldn’t mind going to church again. I actually enjoy church — I don’t see it as a chore or something on my “to do” list. This weekend Hockey God has a big conference where he’s been invited to speak. (When I asked him what it was about, he said, and I’m quoting here, “Some newspaper guys want to know about blogging.”) Turns out it’s SPJ. Yeah, “some newspaper guys.” He’s funny, that boy.
What am I forgetting? Cats to the vet, work that I brought home, Christmas shopping? Wait! We’re not doing any this year. We’re skipping it all — presents for each other, the kids, the extended family — and, along with my sis and bro-in-law, and my mom, we’re making a donation to the Oregon Food Bank.
People who are hungry will get fed, and I don’t have to shop, wrap, ship, etc. (Private note to my in-laws: Don’t send gifts. Please send checks to the food bank, instead.)
I’m asking you — and be honest here — Do you really need more stuff? We need more love, and food, and shelter. That’s about it. And puppies, we need more puppies. But we’re not getting ‘em, over here. Sigh.